SUVs are all the rage these days, as buyers prefer the extra practicality and perceived safety offered by these high-riding cars. “We need more SUVs” is a string of words that was never uttered in the AutoBuzz.my office, but clearly Mazda saw a void in the SUV market to be filled by the all-new CX-8.
As Bermaz Motor, the sole distributor of Mazda vehicles in Malaysia recently released the full pricing information of the Mazda CX-8, we figured it might be beneficial to take a look at what this SUV has on offer! Check it out in the video below:
Positioned between the CX-5 and CX-9, the new Mazda CX-8 can be had in a seven-seater configuration, albeit only on the entry-level MID variant. The MID PLUS variants get individual captain seats on the second row, while the HIGH variants gets an additional centre console between them.
Two powertrain options are on offer – the naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre 4-cylinder SkyActiv-G engine producing 192 hp and 258 Nm of torque, alongside a 2.2-litre four-pot turbodiesel engine, producing 188 hp and 450 Nm of torque; All-wheel drive is only available on the latter.
Priced from RM180k to RM218k, the all-new Mazda CX-8 will be assembled locally at the Inokom Assembly Plant in Kulim, Kedah. Will you opt for the 7-seater people carrier, or the more luxurious captain seats?